Purolator Kicks Off the Company’s 100-Year Anniversary at AAPEX

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Purolator at AAPEX in 2021. Photo Purolator

Purolator Filters (a division of MANN+HUMMEL—the leading global expert in filtration) announced that the company will be kicking off its 100-year anniversary celebration at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX).

In 2023, Purolator will be commemorating 100 years of “Purifying Your World.” In 1923, Ernest Sweetland developed and patented the first oil filtration system, calling it the “Purolator,” short for the words “pure oil later.” As years went on, the company continued to evolve, manufacture, and distribute filters, such as air, cabin air, and fuel filters for the automotive industry.

The global filtration company MANN+HUMMEL acquired Purolator Filters in 2012, strengthening its position in the market as the leading company in the automotive filtration industry.

More than 2,000 filtration part numbers

Today, Purolator has more than 2,000 filtration part numbers for automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty applications, and continues to work on product innovation and design. The company maintains and extends its position as a leader in the filtration market by producing top-quality products, offering first-class service, and revolutionizing the future of filtration technology.

Most recently, Purolator has maintained these assurances with the creation of PurolatorBOSS Premium Cabin Air Filters with Febreze Freshness. With a focus on filtering out virus aerosols, this product also blocks and controls odours, while preventing 99% of fine particles from entering a vehicle’s cabin.

“Purolator’s goal to strive for quality and innovative products began in 1923, and still continues nearly a century later,” said Daryl Benton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the automotive aftermarket with MANN+HUMMEL. “We are thrilled to celebrate our 100-year milestone in 2023. Purolator has been able to maintain its role as a market leader with leading-edge technology and global manufacturing best practices. Through continued hard work and diligence, Purolator will thrive for another 100 years.”

After a century of innovation, the celebration will kick off at AAPEX booth #A1843, November 1-3, 2022.


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